Both Deportivo La Coruna and Sevilla were forced to settle for an unsatisfactory point apiece as the two played out a goalless draw on Tuesday.
Despite the lack of goals there was no shortage of action with a total of 38 efforts – 18 from the hosts, with Sevilla registering 20 – at goal.
It was a heavily-rotated visiting side ahead of their Copa del Rey final with Barcelona on Saturday with on loan Sandro Ramirez and 21-year-old Carlos Fernandez starting in attack.
Pablo Mosquera squandered Depor’s best opportunity while Joaquin Correa should have given the Andalusian side the lead in the second half.
Celso Borges struck a post for the hosts late on but there was to be no breakthrough in a draw which does neither side any favours.
Clarence Seedorf’s men were denied a third successive victory as they sit four points adrift of safety with five games remaining while Sevilla remain seventh and adrift from a European spot.